this is very true....get a rim/tire combo w/ a bigger contact patch and it will help out much more than those slotted/drilled rotors :nodkommon_sense said:Don't forget, no matter what you do to your brakes, they don't actually stop the car... the tires do ...
well the slotted and/or crossdrilled rotor doesn't help braking AT ALL...imo they should actually INCREASE braking distances (as long as you're not exceeding tire's grip) but have no way to prove thisUltraMagneticAL said:the amount slotted and/or crossdrilled helps in braking is very insignificant compared to increasing rotor size and caliper clamping force. if you want stronger brakes, get big rotors and big calipers. and of course, like what everyone said, the pads will make a bigger difference than OEM sized slotted and/or crossdrilled rotors. that being said, they do look uber sexy and are generally cheaper than oem blanks :hehe
The tires are more responsable for stopping the car then the brakes. However, the 4 pot big brake kits do allow for better feel and brake control. What am I getting at? Well...larger rotors with bigger calipers allow for more brake control because there are mulitple pistons in the caliper to allow for more precise brake control. The larger rotor allows for a larger surface area for the pad to contact with, while at the same time, allows for less heat build up. At the same time though, a larger brake setup tends to require larger rims and tires as well. Yes, everyone ends up costing more, but with the larger rims and tires, that allows for more of a contact patch. That's something to consider for competitive racing. For the street and occasional spirited driving? I like my Nissin pads just fine.4_door-Johny said:how about this whole kit how much more stoping power do you think this would give you?
The endless big brake kit :hehe thats what I want :bow